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A freelance editor, I specialize in fiction but I've worked on non-fiction as well as web copy, corporate literature, and non-profit materials. I also edit and write for the group blog Magnificent Nose, which covers many topics but gravitates towards articles about writing and reading.

I'm also a lyricist; a guitarist for the band Baroque & Hungry; and I'm a touring cyclist.

You can contact me about editing matters here. (Please don't use this form for Stack Exchange business; instead, ping me in chat.)


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comment Do these sentences sound stilted and unnatural?
I'm sorry to say that requests for rephrasing or proofreading are off-topic, and requests for critique are off-topic without framing questions. Please feel free to ask a more specific question, though. Welcome to the site!
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comment Believable (but easy) archaic English
Welcome to Writers!
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comment How to write a cover letter for The New Yorker fiction section?
I did a little research to answer this, since it's listed in the site's "unanswered questions" page.
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answered How to write a cover letter for The New Yorker fiction section?
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comment Do you bold punctuation directly after bold text?
@GiantCowFilms The great thing about standards is that there are so many of them.
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comment Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
And welcome to the site!
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comment Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
You have two questions here. Could you please break this into two questions? (We'd edit the answers to follow suit.)
Oct
16
comment Documentary Story telling - How to let the events play out
Brainstorming and asking what to write are off-topic here. Closed, but if you have a more specific question about this project, please feel free to edit this question.
Oct
15
revised How to release a heavy revision to a series without upsetting readers?
edited tags
Oct
15
comment How do I analyse pictures?
Can you please clarify what your question is? For example, providing an example of the type of writing you want to produce might help us understand you.
Oct
14
comment Satirical prophecy
@LaurenIpsum - I agree this is vague (even with the edit, although that certainly helps). It's also close to asking what to write.
Oct
13
comment Satirical prophecy
Related, possibly a duplicate: How to write a prophecy? mardi, is your question addressed by this? If not, let's edit this to make the differences clear.
Oct
13
comment Am I breaking the “show don't tell” rule in the following passage?
This is potentially helpful, but it doesn't directly answer the question. Would you like it turned into a comment, or would you like to expand on this in a way that directs the showing/telling part of the question?
Oct
12
comment What's the best way to break into freelance writing?
Related: Finding freelance work.
Oct
12
revised What's the best way to break into freelance writing?
edited title
Oct
11
reviewed Leave Open Series: Is there a disadvantage to the number of books?
Oct
11
reviewed Leave Open Why do page headers seldom include chapter/section numbers?
Oct
11
comment Why do page headers seldom include chapter/section numbers?
To those voting to close: This seems on-topic here. It's more or less a style question, since it's something that's generally covered by style manuals like Chicago/APA.
Oct
11
revised Why do page headers seldom include chapter/section numbers?
edited tags
Oct
9
comment Screenplay format: Can character names be shortened after the first mention?
D.R., I've tried to edit this to make it clearer, but please roll back if I've changed the meaning by mistake